Stater Bros. customers raise more than $330,000 to fight blood cancers

Chain's philanthropy sponsors sixth annual campaign for Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. — The philanthropic division of supermarket chain Stater Bros. has raised more than a quarter-million dollars for blood cancers.

Stater Bros. Charities and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society said their "Light the Night" fundraising campaign raised $331,462. The campaign focuses on leukemia, Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin lymphoma, myeloma and myelodysplastic syndromes.

The company sold paper balloons at its 166 stores last month for $1 each. The campaign is in its sixth year and has raised more than $1.8 million in total.

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